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How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Google Docs to implement custom formatting? [duplicate]

When I take notes for CS classes, I find myself constantly changing the font choice and weight to differentiate lines of code from regular notes. For example: To improve productivity, I would like to ...
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How to use kbd in Docs? [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to show a keyboard button press in Google Docs, but it doesn't appear to have a way to use <kbd>, like so: Ctrl+x. Is there any way to accomplish this in Docs? If not, ...
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position of the page [duplicate]

I am working on Google docs. I want to know how to change position of only one page in the whole document? For instance, all pages are in portrait position and i want to change one page in landscape ...
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Printing a document for all Google Group members, with merged data

I am looking for a way to print a Google Doc template for all members of Google OU, merging name, surname & email address. Is there some existing functionality I should I write a Google App ...
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How to automatically convert all Microsoft Office file attachments in Gmail to Google Docs?

My Gmail has thousands of emails. Each email will have several attachments as Microsoft Office files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx). Currently, I want to automatically convert all Microsoft ...
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Alternative to built-in auto-replace (preferably supporting capitals)

Oh, I thought I was SO smart. Being a student in Spanish class, I require typing certain special characters, such as á, é, í, ó, ú, and ñ. With a bit of searching, I found that you can adjust the ...
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Google Drive vs Google Docs in doc conversion

I've noticed that downloading a shared file from Google Docs allows you to convert it to another file format, but not when from Google Drive. Is it possible to do the same from Google Drive as well? ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document Start at > 1

I know Page numbers are available as a part of Google Docs. By Selecting Insert > Page number from the file menu. But How can I add footer page number start with a number greater than 1 on the first ...
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How to run one of three different Google Script functions on the same day in a specific order?

I have three Google Script functions in a Google Document (we'll call them functionOne, functionTwo and functionThree). What I would like to do is create a new function (we'll call it newFunction) ...
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How to center table text vertically and horizontally in Google Script for a Document?

I am trying to center the text in a Google Document table both horizontally and vertically for all lines using Google Scripts. The code I have is the following var style = {}; style[DocumentApp....
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How can I remove shading on a line?

How can I remove this shading on this line? I copied the text from another. whenever I do that. There is a light shading behind the text. I searched it on Google. But It did not yield helpful results....
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Export images with document studio with format

I tried to export images from a Google Spreadsheet linked to my Google form and I succeded. The problem is when the images have different dimensions. Is there a way to generate some preset so that ...
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How to remove leading spaces from all lines in a Google Doc?

What is an easy way to remove all leading spaces from lines in a Google Doc? E.g. if copy-pasting a large amount of text that has been indented with spaces, such as Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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How To Create a Globally Accessible Apps Script for Docs and Sheets?

I've been wanting to create a script that is accessible from any newly created Google Doc or Google Sheet. Is there any way to accomplish this? For example, if I wanted to create a script that ...
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How to stop Google Docs automatically searching for an old “Find” query before you can enter a new one

In Google Docs the Find input field remembers old search terms, seemingly forever. When you use Command-F (control F) it does two things: it opens the find panel, but it also performs an immediate ...
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How to search google doc filetype from google?

Is it possible to search for google docs documents/filetype from google search engine? I know it's possible to search for .doc file types like so trucks filetype:doc But is it possible to search ...
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Finding a Google Doc that was accessed through a link

I found a useful Google Doc online, but I accidentally deleted the document from my Google Drive, and now I can't find it anywhere. The Doc doesn't show up in Trash, it doesn't show that I ever opened ...
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Can indirectly shared Google Docs be monitored by admins?

My Google Drive (company provided: example@examplecompany.com) is getting pretty full, and I've been going through it and deleting files. I came across a rather inappropriate Doc someone sent to me. ...
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Numbered list with Cyrillic letters

In Google Docs, I would like to have a numbered list using Cyrillic letters, such as: а б в г д The regular choices for numbered lists offer the options of Arabic numerals, Latin lowercase,...
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Does Google Docs support sequential fields?

In MS Word, you can have sequential form fields, for instance, a document could have a field like Chapter {N}, where the actual number increases sequentially, incrementing after each occurence. This ...
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Connect a single cell of a Google Sheet to a Google doc

To get data from a google sheet into a google doc where the latter updates when the sheet is changed I can simply select more than one cell, use edit-copy in the sheet and then edit-paste- and choose "...
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Convert Non google URL image links in a Google Document with actual images

I am trying to do something very similar to another thread (Convert all links to images in a Google Document with actual images) but with non google stored URL links. DriveApp only works for google, ...
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Create conditional formatting for a table in google docs

So maybe someone can help me out with this. I have a Google sheet that I merge using AutoCrat to a google doc. The doc has 3 tables and one is priority - red, yellow, green. I am trying to put ...
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Table of contents has one page wrong

I have a large (92) page document in Google Docs. The entire document (including the table of contents) has page numbers. The Table of Contents is showing the first heading (letter of intent) as to ...
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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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How to disable suggestions in Google docs

I've written a doc and I keep getting suggestions on it it's unreadable. How do I turn comments off?
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Google Docs auto bold formatting

How to automatically make any sentence starting with Q: and ending with ? bold? For example if Q: Who does the program plan? is typed in a Google Doc it should turn bold. I am looking at options like ...
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Force Google Docs/Sheets to ALWAYS paste values only (merge formatting)

I do a LOT of copying from external sources and pasting into Google Docs/Sheets. Is this at all possible? I know the keyboard shortcut but can't seem to get used to it. Would save me so much time!
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How can I float text by text in Google Docs

See the attached image below, which shows that a side-note is added so that the normal text of the document "floats around it": How is that technique called - Is there a name for it? And how can I ...
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How to (easily) clear a Google Doc's edit history?

How do I clear (or hide) a shared Google Document's edit history? I want to share a document with others but don't want the edit history visible to others. The only way I've found is to make a copy ...
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What does the “Share it with the same people” option do when making a copy?

When making a copy of a document in Google Docs from File > Make a copy…, there is an option to Share it with the same people. What does that option do? Does it share the doc with the same people as ...
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Page headers for sections in a Google doc

I want to use different page headers for each section of a Google doc. When I edit a page header, the Options menu offers Whole document, This section, and From this point forward. No matter which I ...
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How to insert links to headings in Google Docs without brute force (incremental completion and narrowing)

Problem Statement This is specifically for Google Docs, not any other google products: I need to quickly add links to other headings inside the same Google Document, much more efficiently than what ...
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Google Docs page overview vs. MS Word page overview

I'm looking for a solution/workaround for: Google Docs does not provide a comprehensive page view as does MS Word. For example, when a Google doc is more than one page, there appears to be no method ...
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How to change the size of an embedded Google Docs document?

Preamble By embedding a Google Docs document into a web page using the provided iFrame data <iframe src="https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/your_google_doc_id/pub?embedded=true"></iframe&...
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Google Docs Section Break Page Setup

Can page setup be performed on a section in Google Docs? I create a document, and create a section break, then click File -> Page Setup, and click "apply to this section", but literally every option ...
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Link to specific part in Google Doc

How can I add a link programmatically to a specific position in Google Doc? E.g. to the string "ABC XYZ" so that is automatically scrolls to that position when use clicks on it? I want to achieve ...
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How to add an outline border to a table in Google Docs?

I am trying to add only a border outline to a table in Google Docs however when trying to make all lines except the border lines another colour, this happens: As you can see, white spots where the ...
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Is there a way to insert Keyboard Glyphs in Google Docs?

Here on the StackExchange framework we have a nice feature, which is apparently called "Keyboard Glyphs" (cf. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5527/keyboard-glyphs): CTRL+Z Is there a way (...
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How can I add in a date macro to a Google doc?

Really grateful for this answer from Thomas Wiersema, but am keen to find out what the issues might be if the Utilities menu isn't showing up after you've followed his instructions via Google scripts. ...
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Navigate menu with keyboard shortcuts

In the past when I opened a menu with a shortcut key (for example Alt + f) the menu itself would open. Now the shortcut keys are displayed but the menu is not opened, this makes it way harder to ...
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Why does Google Docs make some H1 headings bold in the Table of Contents and some not bold?

In my Google docs document I have added a Table of Contents. It's the kind with page numbers. In the Table of Contents, some of the Heading 1 (top-level) headings are bold, and some are not bold. Why? ...
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Is there any way to add sanskrit99 font to googledocs [duplicate]

I would like to copy the contents of pdf which is using Sanskrit99 font to google docs. Any idea please on how to achieve that, thanks for your help.
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Is there a way to convert DOCX to Google Docs directly in Google Drive?

Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive. But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office ...
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

Where is the official documentation for the URL parameters/arguments? There are things like /preview, /copy, /export, #headings, ?something question mark, that I stumbled on tips and tricks articles ...
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Creating Tabs in Google Docs

I know in Google Sheets you can compile multiple spreadsheets by using the tab feature at the bottom. I was wondering if there is any way to do this with Google Docs.
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How can I hide a paragraph of information in Google Docs?

I want to hide a blob of information or a paragraph. I identified two ways to try this neither of which worked. One was to store it in a comment which takes it outside the page but I can't use ...
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Is there a way to link to highlighted sections in a Google Doc?

I have a large document that has multiple highlighted sections. The highlights are color-coded such that all blue highlights belong to one topic, while green highlights belong to another topic, etc. I ...
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Resize table columns in Google Docs like AutoFit Contents in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can resize column widths automatically using AutoFit Contents from the Layout ribbon's AutoFit pulldown menu. This resizes the selected table such that column widths are no ...